I lie awake under the moon – a poem

I lie awake under the moon
She rises high above me
In sleepless night I watch her move
Her shining face adoring

I lie awake and cannot sleep
For fear and endless worry
She pulls away the blackness deep
And gives her courage to me

Sometime within the midnight hour
She coaxes sleep to find me
And in the twilight of my rest
I’m pulled within her love beam

Adrift in dreamland, by moonlight
I sail on inky sea-ways
The moon, she guides me by her light
The mermaids there to greet me

And when I reach the yonder shore
The sun, it gently kisses
And wakes me from that other place
Of magic, dreams and wishes

Photo credit: 2015 Echo LaVeaux